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The Last Revolution: 1688 and the Creation of the Modern World

By Patrick Dillon - Published 2006



The Revolution of 1688 has been called ‘bloodless’. On the whole the description holds. But as Patrick Dillon’s fascinating book makes clear, ‘bloodless’ ...Read Review

Lionheart And Lackland And The Wars Of Conquest

By Frank McLynn - Published 2006



This is a scholarly but somehow nostalgic look at the “Devil’s Brood”, the quarrelsome sons of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine. ...Read Review

The Truth About Sascha Knisch

By Aris Fioretos - Published 2006



Set in the oppressively hot summer of 1928 Berlin, this is a fascinating, though often obscure novel. The eponymous Sascha is an occasional cross-dresser ...Read Review

White Blood

By James Fleming - Published 2006


Biographical Fiction

This novel reads like a memoir. Born in 1889, Charlie Doig had an English father and a Russian mother. He tells us of his ...Read Review

Scourge and Fire: Savonarola and Renaissance Italy

By Lauro Martines - Published 2006



The 15th century is ending. In Florence the Magnificent Lorenzo de’Medici is dead. With survivors of his notorious family expelled from the ...Read Review


By Wesley Stace - Published 2005



In his debut novel, Stace, better known as musician John Wesley Harding, effectively and entertainingly emulates a Victorian picaresque novel. The twist: his ...Read Review

River of the Brokenhearted

By David Adams Richards - Published 2004



Set in New Brunswick’s Miramichi River valley between the 1920s and the 1990s, River of the Brokenhearted follows three generations of the ...Read Review

The Plot Against America

By Philip Roth - Published 2004


Alternate History

This alternate history takes the premise that Charles A. Lindbergh defeats Franklin Roosevelt in the 1940 presidential election, and quickly implements a series of ...Read Review

Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare

By Stephen Greenblatt - Published 2004



We all know who William Shakespeare was—a prolific writer born in Stratford-on-Avon who traveled to London to make his fortune with words. ...Read Review

Ursula, Under

By Ingrid Hill - Published 2004Published 2005


Short Stories

Ursula Wong is the title character in Ursula, Under. She is an endearing, precocious two-and-a-half year-old, half Chinese-American, half Finnish-American only child. On ...Read Review

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